ISLAMABAD: Assailants riding on motorcycles have attacked an outspoken journalist in the capital, Islamabad, leaving him badly hurt with head injuries.
The attackers intercepted investigative reporter Ahmad Noorani’s car, dragged him out and beat him up with clubs as passers-by watched before fleeing the scene. Noorani was taken to hospital. No one has claimed to be behind the attack, which drew condemnation from Noorani’s colleagues and government officials.
Noorani works for an independent English-language newspaper.
Friday’s attack comes two weeks after the Pakistani Taliban killed local journalist Haroon Khan in northwestern town of Swabi.—AP